cursor laggy w/ low refresh rate

After last update, cursor has become sluggish with low fps.

However, dragging windows, scrolling in a web browser or working in OpenGL 3D window all appear to work at the proper refresh rate. These actions also increase refresh rate of cursor, if cursor is over area that is being updated.

Also now getting momentary screen blackouts that last a few seconds, then screen comes back.

Here's a snip from inxi -Fxxxz:

Graphics:  Device-1: NVIDIA GP106 [GeForce GTX 1060 6GB] vendor: eVga.com. driver: nvidia v: 430.40 
           Display: x11 server: X.Org 1.20.5 driver: nvidia tty: N/A 
           OpenGL: renderer: GeForce GTX 1060 6GB/PCIe/SSE2 v: 4.6.0 NVIDIA 430.40 direct render: Yes

Hello there! Go to hardware configuration and uninstall Nvidia 430xx then install 435xx, once that's done reboot. Once rebooted open up the settings app and go to the kernel panel and install kernel 5.2.11, then reboot and see if the issue remains.

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Thanks for the quick reply @Danielsuarez369 & @SGS.

Tried:
sudo pacman -R nvidia-430xx-utils

and received:

checking dependencies...
error: failed to prepare transaction (could not satisfy dependencies)
:: cuda: removing nvidia-430xx-utils breaks dependency 'nvidia-utils'
:: lib32-nvidia-430xx-utils: removing nvidia-430xx-utils breaks dependency 'nvidia-430xx-utils'
:: linux419-nvidia-430xx: removing nvidia-430xx-utils breaks dependency 'nvidia-430xx-utils=430.40'

sudo mhwd -r pci video-nvidia-430xx

then

sudo mhwd -a pci nonfree 0300

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Sorry, I skipped a step in my reply.

I first tried the:
sudo mhwd -r pci video-nvidia-430xx
and received:

> Removing video-nvidia-430xx...
Using default
Has lib32 support: true
Sourcing /var/lib/mhwd/local/pci/video-nvidia-430xx/MHWDCONFIG
Processing classid: 0300
Sourcing /var/lib/mhwd/scripts/include/0300
Processing classid: 0302
checking dependencies...
error: failed to prepare transaction (could not satisfy dependencies)
:: cuda: removing nvidia-430xx-utils breaks dependency 'nvidia-utils'
Error: pacman failed!
Error: script failed!

Which lead me to try and uninstall the dependency via pacman. Yeah, I'm showing my inexperience here.

No worries, to be sure can we make sure your system is fully up to date?

sudo pacman-mirrors -f 5 && sudo pacman -Syyu
sudo mhwd -r pci video-nvidia-430xx
sudo mhwd -a pci nonfree 0300

without utils, copy and paste.

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Tried that. Up to date. Telling me: there is nothing to do.

btw, if this helps (hope I can stay with the LTS on my kernel):

System:    Host: i7 Kernel: 4.19.69-1-MANJARO x86_64 bits: 64 compiler: gcc v: 9.1.0 
           Desktop: Xfce 4.14.1 tk: Gtk 3.24.10 info: xfce4-panel wm: xfwm4 dm: LightDM 1.30.0 
           Distro: Manjaro Linux 

Erm I saw someone before had some issues where they couldn't install 435xx until they updated their kernel to 5.2.11, try that maybe

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What kernels do you have installed?

mhwd-kernel -li

Sorry @Danielsuarez369. Didn't mean to reply to you. DERP!

No worries haha, from the inxi OP sent it says 4.19.69 is running

Yeah, but if he has others installed it could be messing with nvidia-utils.
Apparently it happens a lot.

:woman_shrugging:

Yup yup... I had another older kernal installed, but just got rid of it... and still getting same error. Haven't rebooted after doing that though (do I need to?).

Doesn't hurt

Yes, reboot.

Once you reboot do:

sudo pacman -Syyuu

Report if there's any errors.
If none, then try removing the nvidia drivers again.

sudo mhwd -r pci video-nvidia-430xx
sudo mhwd -a pci nonfree 0300
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**>>> sudo pacman -Syyuu**
[sudo] password for xxx: 
:: Synchronizing package databases...
 core                                  148.9 KiB  1446K/s 00:00 [###################################] 100%
 extra                                1887.0 KiB  9.21M/s 00:00 [###################################] 100%
 community                               5.3 MiB  23.0M/s 00:00 [###################################] 100%
 multilib                              183.6 KiB  6.90M/s 00:00 [###################################] 100%
:: Starting full system upgrade...
 there is nothing to do

**>>> sudo mhwd -r pci video-nvidia-430xx**
> Removing video-nvidia-430xx...
Using default
Has lib32 support: true
Sourcing /var/lib/mhwd/local/pci/video-nvidia-430xx/MHWDCONFIG
Processing classid: 0300
Sourcing /var/lib/mhwd/scripts/include/0300
Processing classid: 0302
checking dependencies...
error: failed to prepare transaction (could not satisfy dependencies)
:: cuda: removing nvidia-430xx-utils breaks dependency 'nvidia-utils'
Error: pacman failed!
Error: script failed!

I feel like we're on the right track.

Was hoping to keep the LTS, but moved to next step by upgrading to 5.2.11.

I'm upgraded now, but still "nothing to do" in the updates... and getting the same dependency error when trying to remove, due to dependencies. :\

I'm assuming you removed your older kernel, installed 5.2.11 and then rebooted and tried again to install the drivers?

Correct. Only 1 kernel running, and getting same issue post-reboot.

Arg you have got to be kidding me... It should be the exact same thing, but can you try doing this via the settings app in hardware configuration?

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